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The Next Frontier in Fertility Treatment (NYT alert)
New York Times ^ | January 12, 2014 | SARAH ELIZABETH RICHARDS

Posted on 01/13/2014 11:11:10 AM PST by reaganaut1

ANDY INKSTER, a transgender man, had always wanted biological children. So when he embarked on the transition from female to male at age 18 — changing his name, taking testosterone and eventually undergoing surgery to remove his breasts — he left his female reproductive organs intact.

In his mid-20s, he decided it was time. He stopped taking testosterone and started trying to get pregnant. Eventually, in 2009, after beginning graduate school at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he sought fertility treatment at Baystate Reproductive Medicine. Baystate was one of the few clinics in the country with an anti-discrimination policy for gender identity. And yet, it refused to treat him, arguing that it didn’t have enough expertise to treat transgender patients. Mr. Inkster insisted there was no medical reason to deny him; his baby-making parts were the same as any woman’s.

The more than 700,000 transgender people living in the United States have long faced discrimination by health care providers. Over the past 15 years, activists have fought to compel insurers to cover transgender-related health care — from hormone therapy to gender reassignment surgery — or at least be prevented from excluding transgender clients from buying policies for basic services. Finally, starting this month, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, “transsexualism” can no longer be considered a pre-existing condition. What’s been left out of the spotlight: having babies. Many Americans have come to accept gay parents; the transgender community is next in line for recognition.

Mr. Inkster eventually found another clinic that helped him conceive via in vitro fertilization and donor sperm, and in October 2010, he gave birth to a daughter, Elise. A month later, he sued Baystate for sexual discrimination.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; ma; transgender
SHE could become pregnant and give birth because SHE is a woman. The "transgender" movement seems to be about creating maximum confusion and legal bills.
1 posted on 01/13/2014 11:11:10 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Jeez us...what ever happened to good ole fashioned man on top get it over with quick way of making a baby...


2 posted on 01/13/2014 11:14:19 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: reaganaut1
he gave birth to a daughter, Elise.

Ahhhhhhh, no. She gave birth to a daughter. No male has ever given birth as I understand it.

3 posted on 01/13/2014 11:16:05 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: reaganaut1

This “guy” needs a psychiatrist. If “he” wants to get pregnant and give birth, “he” is a “she.”


4 posted on 01/13/2014 11:16:57 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: areukiddingme1

In the natural order of things, there is a price to pay for perversion.

Naturally (or rather “unnaturally”), the NYT seek to lesson the cost of sin, as lowering the cost of sin serves their purposes of creating more sin.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 11:17:48 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: reaganaut1
The inmates are running the asylum at last!
6 posted on 01/13/2014 11:18:26 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“No male has ever given birth as I understand it.”

Male seahorses.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 11:18:54 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: colorado tanker

This creature is not a guy ... it is a mechanically and chemically mutilated female.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 11:19:25 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: reaganaut1

What does the People’s Front of Judea have to say about this situation?

No matter how much you are butchered and carved up like a turkey, you’re still a man if you were born with man parts. You’re still a woman if you were born with woman parts. If you want to butcher your body and fill up with hormones fine by me. I’m just absolutely sick and disgusted that I have to pay for it.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 11:19:47 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Chromosomes have nothing to do with gender. Having only X chromosomes does not make you a woman. Having X and Y chromosomes does not make you a man. Your FEELINGS are what define whether you are a man or a woman or whatever you care to define yourself as being.

And anyone who disagrees is a bigot.

10 posted on 01/13/2014 11:20:14 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Organic Panic


Ha. Haven't heard of that in forever. A cart salesman I knew used to sell these on the beach in Israel.
11 posted on 01/13/2014 11:21:37 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: reaganaut1

Nothing surprising here, women can bear children, even if they call themselves men, that is all. The real horror is that there is no fundamental reason why a female cannot impregnate another female if sperm can be artificially generated from her stem cells. I suspect that within ten years we will see a human being born by non-heterosexual reproduction, God help us.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 11:21:52 AM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: reaganaut1

I am getting too damn old to understand these things. I read that transgendered people feel like a mistake was made.. that they are really male (or female) inside. The outside and sexual organs don’t match what they feel they are. Okay.. got it. Don’t understand it but I got it. Then this: she was female. Felt she was male. Got the female outside parts changed to male. Then she wanted to get pregnant and give birth? But she wanted to give birth as a man vs a female but using a uterus? .... I have a headache now.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 11:22:32 AM PST by momtothree
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To: reaganaut1

Truly shameful. This is pure selfishness at the expense of the child. How confused will this child be growing up?


14 posted on 01/13/2014 11:24:57 AM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: areukiddingme1
good ole fashioned man on top get it over with quick

Why would you want to get it over with quick? And why would you call that "good"?

15 posted on 01/13/2014 11:28:10 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Your FEELINGS are what define whether you are a man or a woman or whatever you care to define yourself as being.”

Okie dokie...So....I’m an astronaut, no wait, I’m cowboy, no no no I’m police man, no wait, I’m a lion gggrrrwwwllll...hahaha, nope, I guess I’m a bigot.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 11:28:28 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: momtothree

and to the journalist, this is a “frontier” not just a majorly screwed up individual that should be locked up in a padded cell somewhere.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 11:30:09 AM PST by MNDude
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To: reaganaut1

“Jennifer Hastings, a family care physician based in Santa Cruz, Calif., who specializes in transgender health care, says it’s tricky to balance gender identity with family desires. “We have preteens who come in and say, ‘I don’t want to be a mom. I want to be a dad!’ ” she says.”

I’m SURE this happens ALL the time.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 11:31:34 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: reaganaut1

and nowhere in sight do we see Child Protective Services....The Justice Department...or any other gubment doo gooders trying to PROTECT this child from its psychotic mother!!


19 posted on 01/13/2014 11:34:14 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Help fight The Neo Stalinists! Donate to your Free Republic)
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To: reaganaut1

Massive mental illness afoot in the land. Satan is laughing his horns off.....


20 posted on 01/13/2014 11:37:06 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee
The depravity of man in our country has no boundaries. And the politicians are in lockstep supporting it all..


21 posted on 01/13/2014 11:45:04 AM PST by caww
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To: reaganaut1

I can’t believe I took the time to read a New York Times article.

What is WRONG with me ?????


22 posted on 01/13/2014 12:04:21 PM PST by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: txrefugee; onyx
We think we have problems...interesting photo ...note the gun and cell phone....beyond bizzare!


23 posted on 01/13/2014 12:08:24 PM PST by caww
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To: reaganaut1
The ultimate purpose of deconstruction. Everything is a cultural plot, even your physical characteristics. Why, the very word is part of the problem: physical. Who made up that word anyway and decided to apply it to you?
24 posted on 01/13/2014 12:50:30 PM PST by firebrand
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To: reaganaut1

When reality stands in the way of ideology (in this case, radical egalitarianism), reality has to give.


25 posted on 01/13/2014 12:54:54 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So if I identify as a black man even though I’m genetically white, can I sue a company if I’m told I don’t qualify for affirmative action benefits?


26 posted on 01/13/2014 1:21:17 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: JediJones
A white person can NEVER be a member of a protected class.

It's the law.

27 posted on 01/13/2014 1:26:53 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

sure you can

all you have to do is claim you have another gender trapped in your body

bingo

protected class


28 posted on 01/13/2014 2:41:42 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: colorado tanker

When did psychiatrists determine trannies need surgery, rather than psychiatry?


29 posted on 01/13/2014 7:35:29 PM PST by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: NorthMountain

That’s what trannys should be called.


30 posted on 01/13/2014 7:36:49 PM PST by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I assume your post is a joke?


31 posted on 01/13/2014 7:41:53 PM PST by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: NetAddicted

Not to bright, are you?


32 posted on 01/13/2014 7:42:51 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: reaganaut1
Many Americans have come to accept gay parents; the transgender community is next in line for recognition.

The group in the NYT lunch room doesn't translate to "many Americans".

33 posted on 01/13/2014 7:45:50 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I can spell.


34 posted on 01/13/2014 8:00:33 PM PST by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: reaganaut1

More info, different article:
http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/11091/Transgender-man-sues-fertility-clinic-for-not-helping-him-to-get-pregnant.html


35 posted on 01/14/2014 12:48:08 AM PST by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: momtothree

Why, then, would a woman who “feels like a man” embrace the ultimate in womanhood by having a baby? It makes absolutely no sense. She repudiated her purported “manhood” right there.


36 posted on 01/14/2014 2:29:42 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: NetAddicted
So I spelled the wrong homonym. I knew it the second I hit "post."

That's more than you can say.

37 posted on 01/14/2014 6:33:32 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thanks for letting me know you’re ignorable & a slug.


38 posted on 01/18/2014 2:44:25 AM PST by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: NetAddicted

Likewise.


39 posted on 01/18/2014 7:19:15 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thank G-d!


40 posted on 01/18/2014 4:12:29 PM PST by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: NetAddicted

You’re welcome.


41 posted on 01/18/2014 5:26:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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